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Volume 13, Number 2—February 2007

Research

Deaths from Cysticercosis, United States

Frank J. Sorvillo*†Comments to Author , Christopher DeGiorgio*, and Stephen H. Waterman‡
Author affiliations: *University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA; †Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County, California, USA; ‡University of California San Diego, San Diego, California, USA

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Table 3

Selected characteristics of US-born and foreign-born persons with fatal cysticercosis, United States, 1990–2002

CharacteristicUS-born
n = 33
no. (%)Foreign-born
n = 187
no. (%)p value
Sex



Male
22 (66.7)
114 (61.0)
0.53
Female
11 (33.3)
73 (39.0)

Race/ethnicity



White
12 (36.4)
3 (1.6)
<0.001
Latino
17 (51.5)
169 (90.4)

Black
3 (9.1)
10 (5.4)

Asian/Pacific Islander
0 (0)
5 (2.7)

Native American
1 (3.0)
0 (0)

Mean age, range
50.1, 2–88
38.7, 7–86
<0.01
Education, y



<12
12 (36.4)
123 (65.8)
<0.001
12
10 (30.3)
33 (17.7)

>12
8 (24.2)
17 (9.1)

Unknown3 (9.1)14 (7.5)

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